Chinese Edition of Book ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ Appears on State TV With ‘Sanitized Title’

The notably edited title of Andreas Antonopoulos’ classic book “Mastering Bitcoin” was aired in an ad for the book on China’s state-run TV channel China Central Television (CCTV) Oct. 19. A renowned primer on the foundations of the crypto revolution, “Mastering Bitcoin” was first published in 2015, and re-released in a 2nd edition in 2017. …

Mastercard Patent Claims Cryptocurrency Can Benefit From Fractional Reserve Banking

U.S. multinational financial services corporation Mastercard wants to apply principles of fractional reserve banking to cryptocurrency, a new patent application published Thursday, Oct. 25 reveals. According to the document, published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the payment processor has plans to allow merchants to interact with what it calls “blockchain currencies” via …

European Crypto Mining Firm Bitfury Considers Going Public

Blockchain technology company Bitfury is considering a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO), which could reportedly become the first major public listing in the crypto industry in Europe, Bloomberg reported Oct. 25. People familiar with the matter reportedly told Bloomberg that Bitfury is examining a range of options including raising debt financing or selling a minority …

‘Blockchain-Related GPU Sales in Third Quarter Were Negligible’

In its quarterly financial results report published Oct. 24, semiconductor manufacturer AMD reveals that “blockchain-related graphics processing unit (GPU) sales in the third quarter were negligible.” American semiconductor company AMD stated in its third quarter 2018 financial report that revenue rose to $1.65 billion, up 4 percent year-over-year, although the figure is below estimates of $1.7 …

‘Bitcoin is Preparing to Breakout’

Blockshow is announcing a new conference  – Asia Blockchain Week, which will be hosted in Singapore from Nov.  27 until Dec. 1, 2018. The blockchain and cryptocurrency conference will attract over 100 of the top industry leaders and crypto influencers, and more than 2000 attendees, from over 50 countries. The venue for this event will …

Putin Adviser Says ‘CryptoRuble’ Will Circumvent Sanct… | News

At a recent government meeting, Sergei Glazyev, economic adviser to President Putin, said the ‘CryptoRuble’ could help alleviate the pressure of Western sanctions, The Financial Times reported Monday. However, there is still no unified official stance from the Russian government on the question of issuing a national digital currency. The Russian CryptoRuble is essentially a …

Peter Thiel’s VC Fund Invests Millions Into Bitcoin, M… | News

Peter Thiel’s San Francisco-based venture capital firm Founders Fund has invested millions of dollars into Bitcoin (BTC), the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported today, citing sources “familiar with the matter”. The Fund reportedly invested $15-20 million into Bitcoin, which has grown into hundreds of millions in the past year. Since Jan. 1, 2017, BTC …

Forks in the Road: 2017 Bitcoin Forks | News

2017 has come and gone, shaking up the cryptocurrency world with a swathe of newcomers interspersed with stellar highs and some sobering price corrections. Bitcoin ended the year having grown over 1,000 percent in value over 12 months. However, that didn’t stop the community forking away from the preeminent currency. These forks had varying degrees …